Subtle Bodies

Subtle Bodies

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**A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK**

In a sophisticated romp through the tribulations and joys of marriage and friendship, a group of college friends reunites two decades after graduation.

After the sudden death of Douglas, once the ringleader of a clique of self-styled wits, his four best friends are summoned to his Catskills estate to mourn his passing. Responding to a mysterious sense of emergency in the call, Ned flies in from San Francisco with his wife Nina in furious pursuit; they're at a critical point in their attempts to conceive and she won't let a funeral get in the way. It is Nina who gives us a pointed, irreverent commentary as the men reconvene, while Ned tries to understand what it was that made this clutch of souls his friends to begin with--before time, sex, work, and the brutal quirks of history reshaped them. Filled with unexpected, funny, telling aperçus, Norman Rush's Subtle Bodies is also a deeply moving exploration of the meanings of life.

Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781400077137
1400077133
9781400042500
140004250X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Rush Norman 09/2013
Characteristics: 235 pages ;,25 cm

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